Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Do you want SALT data?

The Salt science conference 2015 was held last week in Stellenbosch.  One of the talks there was specifically directed to all SALT users, on how to maximize your chances of actually getting the data for your program.  This would be useful reading to anyone considering proposing for SALT time in the next Call for Proposals coming out in July.  Some important aspects include making use of optional targets, Bright time which is under-subscribed, P4 time, and planning for both seasonal and nightly visibilities, i.e. beware of tight tracks and Moon constraints. 

SALT Astronomy Operations is planning to publish more tips and tricks for the upcoming Phase-1.  And feel free to contact us at any time for more questions at our 'salthelp' address.

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